Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Trujillo

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  • The entrance to this church is included in the guided tour that you can hire at the tourist office. It is worth entering to see and hear the comments of the Guide.
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  • There is climb a very high steps few but, uncomfortable for me is a complete, clean, quiet, rather poor
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  • A tower with magnificent view, though the castle is best. The interior offers us a typical Gothic and Renaissance paintings are.
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  • . This church, sited in the upper part of the town, quite near the castle, is NOT the church down in the main square, Plaza Mayor, although judging by other reviews and photos, some people believe that it is! Santa Maria la Mayor is built, it is believed, on the foundations of a former Muslim Mosque. Remember that this part of Spain was under Muslim rule for seven centuries - that's three times as long as the Romans were in Britain. Its life as a Catholic church dates from 1233, after the reconquest of the town, when it was converted into a Christian building and extensively enlarged. The building continued over many centuries, giving a mixture of styles: romanesque, gothic, plateresque. I say many centuries as various maintenance works continued until very recently. In 1972 there was reconstruction being carried out on one of the two towers of the church, and the stonemason, who was a fan of the Bilbao Athletic football club, carved at the top of one of the pillars of this tower - the shield of the club! When this became obvious, there were mixed feelings in the town, especially as the work had been paid for by some Ministry in Madrid. But luckily the inspector sent by the Ministry was an Athletic fan, and gave permission for the shield to remain. The outside of the building is somewhat austere, although the two towers are very attractive. Inside, however, the main altar is stunning, well worth venturing inside to see it. Once you have climbed up through the cobbled streets to get here, don't miss it. .
  • The Church of Santa María la Mayor of Trujillo is unmatched. It is a Romanesque and Gothic jewel at a time with, perhaps, at least that I know of, the Romanesque Tower higher in Spain, similar to the other Renaissance that has the temple. The Tower sank by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, but in a mission enviable citizen, thanks to Mr. Alcalde architect and city surveyor, Department of works and various workers and stonemasons, managed by a moderate resturarla keeping its original structure. A pleasure climb, views of Trujillo, admire the stones necessary to finish the cover and finish already, because talk about the Church and its historical treasures with the grave, among others, of Diego García de Paredes, would this endless review.
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  • It is part of the historic Trujillo,
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  • Besides being the church more beautiful Trujillo why they chose her to marry, since its towers have very nice views of the city. As a challenge to see if you discover the coat of arms of Athletic de Bilbao in one of its towers (Mamen taught us a guide to the charming Tourist Office).
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  • Gothic building in Ashlar masonry with three ships, containing Roman remains of a previous building. It has three covers in a Gothic, being that of the part of the oldest Gospel, since it is of the previous Romanesque building. The vaults are ribbed. The altarpiece of the high altar is of plateresque style without polychrome. The choir, with an excellent choir stalls, and the pulpit, are Gothic. The cover of the sacristy is plateresque trace and gives access to the Diocesan Museum. There are several Gothic tombs in the interior of the temple. As part of great value there is a Christ crucified black that dates back to the Romanesque period.
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